Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm

Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th August 2020
National Yacht Club

Take the Helm, Join the Fun

Great Craic, Excellent Sailing, Amazing Social Programme

The Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm returns to National Yacht Club for one more year. This event gives all sailing women an annual sailing goal and to encourage a move from shore to boat, crew to helm or club event to regional event.  The event is open to PY Dinghy Racing and Keelboat Racing from Teens to Seniors. Anyone can enter the event and have some fun, with the only proviso being that a woman needs to helm and 50% of the crew need to be women. Female helms currently stand out from the crowd in a male dominated sport, let’s change that.

Save the date and look at linking up with 2 other boats from your club and enter as a team of 3 for the Club Team Perpetual Trophy - Ireland's FIRST Club Perpetual.

Registration will be open soon

Ideas to Support More Women to Take the Helm in Your Club or Centre


  1. Promote to this event to your members
  2. Encourage the move from Crew to Helm with Crew Swaps
  3. Give Your Club Team Support
  4. Support with Boat Charter
  5. Organise Club Training
  6. Boat Share
  7. Contact your Local Sports Partnership for support
  8. Share your stories of Women at the Helm on social media and news
  9. 20x20 Visibility is important, so share images
  10. Invite more women on to committees to inspire the next generation
  11. Develop more female Race Officials
  12. Powerboat Driving Training for Women
  13. Encourage Sailors to move from Club to Local to Regional to National Events
Crews and Helms

If you don't have a boat or don't have a crew reach out and we will try and match you up

CREW looking for a BOAT
BOATS looking for CREW
HELMS looking for a BOAT


or take a look at the boats available to charter